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Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
massacre at sandy hook elementary school remained closed. moving vans carrying furniture and equipment left under a police escort, headed for the school's new building in neighboring monroe. at newtown's catholic church, two funerals today. james mattioli, the first grader who loved to sing loudly, a mini version of his dad. james' favorite classes were math and recess. 6-year-old jessica rekos loved learning about orcas, writing and being a big sister to her brothers travis and shane. on this day of funerals we heard out jean rosen's house was a refuge friday morning. four girls and two boys crying and out of breath, having come from the school 100 yards away. >> what do you say to them? >> i said, it's okay. it's okay. come on with me. come on up. >> reporter: inside, the retired psychologist gave them toys, and the children started talking. >> the two boys just started crying and saying, "we can't go back to school. we can't go back to school. mrs. soto our teacher, we don't have a teacher. we can't go back to school. mrs. soto is dead." >> reporter: steve smith's granddau
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Dec 9, 2012 2:30am EST
department says superstorm sandy had little affect on those numbers. >>> the markets continue their familiar pattern of following the latest word or words or hopes on the fiscal cliff. no major moves during the week, but several times the market ran out of steam toward the end of the trading session. as for the fiscal cliff, the house of representatives left for a long weekend on wednesday. while there may be some behind-the-scenes action in terms of the talk no one from the house is home. they announced 11,000 layoffs from citi. the markets liked the move. the stock rallied on the expense cuts. netflix and disney announced a licensing agreement that will give netflix the right to show disney movies shortly after the they leave the theaters. so much to talk about, the fiscal cliff, jobs numbers, the state of the economy who better to talk about it than robert reich and current economics professor at the berkeley. let's talk about the numbers. on friday the surprisingly strong jobs numbers, 146,000 new jobs created. the unemployment rate 7.7%. we were expecting impact from superstorm
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Dec 17, 2012 6:30pm EST
. >> reporter: good evening, brian. i'm actually in the center of the borough of sandy hook. every day brings new details about what happened inside that school. and today we learn that not one, but two people were injured in the attack. welcome news about survivors on a day when the funerals began. old enough to know, too young to understand. the heartbreaking sight of children mourning other children began in newtown today. 6-year-old jack pinto, a loving, vie vashs boy, idolized victor cruz. cruz wrote jack's name on his shoes sunday. now it was the team's turn to pay tribute. >> they were comforted and protected and a message of your being secure now. >> reporter: noah pozner's other called her 6-year-old son her little man. his uncle remembered noah as smart as a whip. noah's twin sister airelle surrender in another classroom. all 26 children murdered at sandy hook elementary school were remembered at last night's interfaith service. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of the nation. >> reporter: amid the sorrow, there was gratitude. a standing ovation for the first responders, from
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Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
from the gunfire. sandy hook, their schools are definitely locked down as part of that investigation that investigators say acould be months' worth of work. pour them, when they will return to work is indefinitely on hold. >>> it may be surprising to some, but in the wake of friday's devastating shooting rampage, gun sales have surged. . nancy pelosi called for that. >> the voices of reasons cannot be silent. through administrative action we must limit the proliferation of automatic weapon that have no purpose other than to kill citizens. >> the newtown tragedy could be a tipping point for some pro-gun lawmakers. >> reporter: the numbers are striking, 8,500 people died each year in gun violence. since columbine, more than 30 mass murders. the latest is chilling. >> shame on nra. >> reporter: as protesters gathered outside of washington, the nra declined to comment on the debate. but there were signs that they have. joe manchin, a life long nra member said he's rethinking his position. >> i don't know anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
murders at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut, we have been looking at new information on gun sales year in maryland. barry simms as the latest numbers, and there is a noticeable increase? >> we have contacted maryland state police on the purchase of gun applications and it does appear that those numbers are on the rice. the bushmaster rifle that adam lanza used in the newtown, connecticut killings was legally owned by his mother. he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary school and killing 20 children and six female educators. calls for increased school safety, and at the same time, gun sales are on the increase. in november, there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed peeping >> we are projecting that we're looking at over 8200 barack applications being processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed. at the end of 2012, state police project 62,000 applications will be handled. state troopers will not speculate on why. some reasons are apparent -- the holiday season, some lawmakers proposing changes to gun laws. >>
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Dec 18, 2012 3:00am EST
of sandy, incredibly warm weather and, of course, the fear engendered by the serious issue that is the fiscal cliff. i see that weakness and i'm not crazy about these stocks, in general. but i think that the conclusion of the housing crisis is upon us. which means there will be more money going to building and fixing up homes in 2013 than there was in 2012. so that means there will be up comparisons, and that's good. there will be sure to buy housing-related play into the fiscal cliff jump if we get one next week. oh, and i'm including banks. they've really taken off here, too. in large part that is because the housing crisis is over. how about the rest of the world's growth? not that long ago we heard very smart short sellers write off both china and europe it was on a year ago that italy and greece would be following in disaster. of course, they subsequently turned out to be the single best places to invest for fixed income in the world. not only did the sky not fall, but you had to do some serious buying to keep up with the others around the world. that's still the case. we have
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
school. because our teacher is gone." >> students did go back today, except those from sandy hook elementary. every campus had extra security. >> i do not think you are ever ready. i think that as much as things can get back to normal, we have to. >> though most here to understand that normal mean something very different now. but what can be a normal when you are talking about burying 6 and 7-year-old kids. one of the first of adults in this tragedy will be laid to rest. wbal tv-11 news. >> it can never, ever be normal. gov. martin o'malley is determined to introduce legislation to prevent similar mass shootings here in maryland and he is meeting with his cabinet to discuss the issue. he joins a chorus of state and federal leaders demanding action. lowell melser joins us with more. >> the police and really began yesterday -- the pleas really began yester day in towson. you had county executives asking for a closer look at the state gun laws. >> gun violence is a public health epidemic. >> the baltimore county police chief who also chairs the national law enforcement partnership t
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
was carrying an arsenal of ammunition when he opened fire at sandy hook elementary. >> we need to accept the reality that we're not doing enough to protect our citizens. >> the shooting has revived a dormant discussion gun-control. >> lettis finally passed -- and let us finally pass common sense laz. >> -- laws. sen. joe manchin says he is rethinking his position on gun control. >> i do not know anyone who goes hunting with an assault rifle. i do not know people who need 30 round clips. >> and rights advocates say tougher laws are not the answer. >> what we do know is that prohibiting people from carrying guns guarantees a worse outcome. >> gun owners of america says congress should lift the ban on gun control. >> want to give at least adults a chance to defend themselves instead of being disarmed by the mandatory policies of government. >> president obama said he would use the power of his office to tackle gun violence. the president will be meeting with police and mental health professionals in the coming weeks to search for solutions. school shooting is having a major ripple ef
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
the shooting earlier this month at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. there are reports that the mother of gunman adam lanza may have been seeking treatment for her son, but details of his mental health history are unknown. >> the task force here has taken a look at california's law. requires licensed psychotherapist to turn over the names of patients who threatened harming someone physically. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> anne arundel county police are increasing their patrols at a bar and glen burnie as they investigate the third homicide in that area in three years. there have been three deadly shooting since 2009, the latest happening last night. investigators say they have a possible suspect, described only as an african-american male in -- 30's with that then bield with a thin build. >> i can tell you that the victim was found in the exterior parking lot. >> anyone with information is urged to contact the anne arundel county police department. >> the regular season is over and the afc champs, the baltimore
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Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
deaths at sandy hook elementary among those who hold dear their constitutional right to own guns. we have two reports tonight beginning with white house correspondent peter alexander in our washington newsroom tonight. peter, good evening. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. the head of the nra, wayne lapierre, said guns are not the problem. instead, he took aim what the he called the media machine in this country, a cracked system for dealing with mentally ill, and the federal government, whose enforcement of existing restrictions on guns he called pitiful. facing a barrage of tough questions for the first time since its deadly massacre in newtown, on meet the appreciation the nra's ceo, wayne lapierre, forcefully defended his call for armed officers in every school. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that will keep americans safe the nra is going to do that. >> reporter: critics point to columbine and virginia tec
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
was -- it was as high as i've ever seen it. >> more than a month than superstorm sandy devoured part of if east coast parts of maryland are still struggling to recover. >> maryland has less than 30 days to file a repeal with fema after its refusal to help those affected by superstorm sandy. they say they are open to give parts of maryland a closer look but kisses of oceancy they -- citizens they say don't need it. the toughest loss -- >> we did loss part of the fishing pier on the ocean front which is big news. everyone relates to the pier. just the eastern portion of the pier. we did loss that but that has been contracted to be rebuilt. >> the pier should be back up before next summer. the mayor tells us there is no lingering problems that the fema is dealing with. they are working on beach maintenance and replenishment. >> tonight's medical alert. a new study out of john hopkins shows that fasting might be key for epilepsy patients. researchers tell us that children with seizures that are treated with a high-fat low carb diet may get an added benefit from fasting. the results sugge
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Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
sandy hook elementary return to their classrooms, others are still struggling to cope. >> there were mortified. they were crying. there were upset. >> gene rosen learn about the shooting from students who escaped to his lawn after they watched their teacher protecting them. >> they said we cannot go back to the school. we cannot go back to the school because eric teacher is gone >> her friends and family will say goodbye during a wake. >> it is terrible about rebecca harriman attended a different elementary school that i don't ignore ever ready to send your child back to school after something like this happens. as much as we can get him back to normal, we have to. >> at sandy hook, no one is back to normal yesterday elementary school is closed indefinitely. workers at a nearby school are preparing to temporarily welcome the sandy hook students but they will be without their principal who died a hero trying to stop the gunmen. her daughter six comfort in a letter her mother went through her. >> "remember this in your darkest times -- you're never alone" your mom. >> a nearby towns as
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
talked economy at a diesel plant. >> why is superstar sandy plain such a role in the jobs report? >> 24 states were affected one way or the other. businesses had to shut down. between the fiscal cliff and senate come when my has seen it up to 200,000 jobs added. instead we're looking at something more like 100,000 we think. not very good. >> tara mergener, thank you. you can apply for official federal assistance immediately. the deadline is this month for some workers. for more affirmation, call 288- 9050. >> 33 degrees at the airport. after some criticism, could apple be in sourcing its next big project? >> will you be putting fewer gifts under the christmas tree this year? >> a day that still lives in infamy. the anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. >> scattered showers today. >> more and more motorists >> more and more motorists getting out on the area roads ♪ oh, what fun it is to ride... ♪ get in the holiday spirit with dunkin's peppermint mocha, new white chocolate, or gingerbread flavors today. america runs on dunkin'. >> we take a look outside. clatter skies. 42
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Dec 18, 2012 2:05am EST
sandy hit, you could do something. you could send clothes, money. you could physically help them clean up. in this case you want to do something, but you're peeking into this really tragic, sad world, and the only thing i think a lot of people and parents can do is hug their kids and pray for those families, and i think there's a weird sort of -- don't you feel like a helpless feeling? you want to do something, and there's nothing worse than standing watching someone who is in pain and not being able to lean in and help. >> anybody that was complaining about anything before this happened, it puts everything into perspective, doesn't it? and the fact that there were not only 20 precious little lives, innocent little children, but six adults as well, and all women, all of them were somebody's daughter, somebody's sister, somebody's wife, and probably somebody's mother as well. we know that for the principal. >> sometimes even surviving, there was a woman who was on "60 minutes." but she was sitting at her desk and she heard the pop, pop, pop. she was in one of the offices. she ducked und
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with thunderstorms and showers. not to the extent of the severe weather with the last round, but you can see enough cold air you start to see the snow develop from ohio to pennsylvania. moving into d.c. overnight tonight, into philadelphia and new york by saturday morning and on up into boston by saturday afternoon. it's a quick mover. generally speaking, the snow totals will be on the light side. we'll start in the next 24 hours. ohio valley, indianapolis, you could end up with an additional 3 to 6 inches of snowfall. as it moves into the northeast, we'
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
know and see a clear picture as to what happened here. >> sandy hook elementary would remain a crime scene. for archer was pulled out. it is not clear when the school will be used. >> investigators are gathering what they call cigna to get evidence. it will not discuss what has been seized the gunman's home computer may not reveal much. it was smashed and torn apart. >> it is great to take some time to do that. >> it will take some time to interview the more than 100 witnesses including at some point the children who survived the attack. >> is a very tender issue. and i can tell you that any interviews with any children will be done with professionals, with parents, and with investigators. >> one that can only come after the heart wrenching process for these kids in this community. when say one final goodbye. it is an emotional struggle they will be forced to renew and repeat 26 times here. >> schools across the country are taking extra time to make sure everyone feels secure on school grounds after the incident. that includes schools in baltimore city. lisa robinson joins us f
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
175. 55 miles per hour prior to 100 ioon 295. 50 at sandy point checking in ok. in light ride on the span of the bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the roads are dried right ry right now. the rain will interact with the colder temperatures. we can see we're starting at or below freezing across the metro area. 32 in catonsville. 30 degrees in columbia. this will start as a mix and changeover to rain. there could be some icy spots on the roads. a bigger concern in the mountains for icy spots. >> the ravens came roaring out of the gates to claim the title of afc north champs. first quarter, joe flacco tosses to torrey smith. that was a pickup of 43 yards. joe flacco carry it in. they would take an early 7-0 lead. joe flacco to ray rice. touchdown for ray rice. ravens were up 14-0. then we move to the fourth quarter. watch him go, 78 yards. didn't make it to the end zone. the ravens make it to another division title. 33-14. everyone on the board has made it to the postseason. right out of sight baltimore would face indianapolis in the wild-card round. the ravens canno
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Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
those in newtown, school is back in session for everyone but the children at sandy hook elementary. at funerals resume in the morning. back-to-back funerals were held for two fifth graders. memorial services and wakes were held for some of the adult victims who died trying to save their students. >> whenever actions led -- i am sure they are the ones responsible. >> sandy hook elementary is still closed. furniture and equipment has been moved to a nearby facility in monroe. --did before the attacka law enforcement says they have found no items that could shed light on the horrific attack. authorities say lanza his mother at their home and took her car and some of her guns to the school, where he broke in and opened fire. after all the carnage, he shot himself. from the unconscionable act, the nation's conscience has awakened with regard to how violence and mental health problems can impact person. the national rifle association broke its silence -- the nra says its members are shocked and saddened and heartbroken by the murders in newtown and they are "prepared to offer meaningful
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Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
superstorm like sandy came ashore. katie? >> reporter: good evening, lester. there was a 14-foot storm surge here on lower manhattan, completely submerging this subway station. the damage is so bad here, they don't know when ore if they'll ever by able to open it. swamped subways. >> a record storm surge here in the new york city area. >> reporter: massive power outages and beach front neighborhoods leveled. while officials say sandy was unprecedented, it wasn't entirely unexpected. for three decades, officials were told to prepare for a storm of historic proportions and a l law. >> nobody's taken the political courage to say, here's the standard for prepareness, here's the standard for recovery, we're going to help you fund it and then we're going to punish you if you don't get is there. >> reporter: three state reports since 1975 focused on preparedness, one addressed new york's preparability saying the sea level rise will progress regardless of new york's response. officials dealt with problems like housing, gas shortages and firings as they arose. congress even approved an army cor
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Dec 27, 2012 6:30pm EST
rain brought flooding to many east coast areas hit hardest by hurricane sandy. in sea side park, new jersey, barn aget bay is threatening homes two months after sandy devastated the area. in brooklyn, near coney island, bulldozers stacked sand on to the dunes, renewing efforts to protect high tide. and in rock away park, queens, the storm brought high surf, an ongoing threat given tomorrow's high moon. >>> crews are working to restore electricity to more than 200,000 customers affected by the christmas-day storms. new surveillance video from a drugstore in mobile, alabama shows how destructive the tornadoes were. inside the store, shoppers are caught off guard as fierce winds shook the building and ripped products from the shelves. in all, twisters cut across four states. the storm system that created those tornadoes is now up here in maine. it dumped more than a foot of snow and more is on the way. for all the weary holiday travelers that are tuning in tonight, there is better news tomorrow with calmer weather and hopefully all those thousands of flights they'll be able to catch up.
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
adam lanza the 20-year-old who shot and killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. on december 14th. they hope to find genetic signs of mutation or abnormality that could predict an inclination towards violence. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work next week after a stomach flu and concussion sidelined her three weeks. she may testify before congress next month about the report on security failures and the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. >>> some good news on law enforcement, the number of police officers killed in 2012 fell by 23%. with just four days left until the end of the year, 127 state and local offices died as compared to 165 last year. >>> next, to the criminal world of dinosaur smugglers. a fossil dealer from florida admitted to sneaking stolen dinosaur bones to the u.s. and is facing up to 17 years in prison. the bones included a 70-year-old tyrannosaurus that sold at auction for more than $1 million. >>> and finally, from the cute file, we've been tracking the progress of this 5-m
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
expressing the hard times their families are going through after hurricane sandy so instead of asking for toys they want santa to bring items like clothes and other necessities like good health even. coming up i'll introduce you to some of the elves working to make those holiday wishes come true. >>> we begin this morning in texas, police say dallas cowboys defensive lineman josh brent has been charged with vehicle lar manslaughter. miguel almaguer. >> reporter: josh brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter after a passenger and his car, fellow teammate jerry brown was killed in an accident. >> it appears he was traveling at a high rate of speed, at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing his vehicle to flip. >> reporter: brent and brown played football together at the university of illinois. while in college brent pleaded guilty to a dui in 2009. saturday, when police arrived on scene, officers say brent was pulling brown's body from the wreckage. member of the cowboys practice team, brown was pronounced dead at a nearby
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Dec 18, 2012 9:00am EST
touching tribute to the victims of the tragic shooting here at sandy hook elementary school. on monday, two of the victims were remembered by this community overcome by grief, and today, two more children will be laid to rest. hundreds gathered on monday to say goodbye to 6-year-old jack pinto. a little boy who loved sports, idolized the new york giants' victor cruz, who remembered pinto sunday. his father called the loss unimaginable. and said most of all, jack loved to play with his friends and keep up with his big brother. many of those friends attended the service. much too young to say goodbye. >> they were being comforted, and yet protected and sent a message of you're being secure now because the worst is over. >> reporter: not far away, mourners remembered 6-year-old noah pozner. the little boy with a perpetual smile, described as a smart, funny child, who loved to eat tacos and loved animals. pozner's mother spoke at the service, calling noah her little man. noah's twin sister ariel survived the shooting in another classroom. near sandy hook elementary, messages of hope surrou
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00am EST
since hurricane sandy. the ongoing negotiations over the fiscal cliff. if that issue is not resolved in time, we will have uncertainty in the new year. at this point, the negotiations are now down to president obama and john boehner. >> we mentioned superstore senate. why should that storm play a big role in the jobs report? >> we hear about new york and new jersey being impacted. 24 states were impacted. retailers closed and other businesses closed. if there was no super storm sandy, the economy could have added 200,000 jobs. instead we are looking at at about 100,000 jobs. >> 5:07. 33 degrees at the airport. and get some ceremonies to remember the anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. >> attempting to hand over classified information. what he tried to leak. >> this is exit 17 at padonia road. volume is still light. weather and traffic when we come weather and traffic when we come back ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal retirement review. >> g
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Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
they arrived at sandy hook elementary school on the day of the shootings. the question they are trying to answer, did adam lanza fire at officers arriving at the school? bullets found in the parking lot and in several cars have led some investigators to that conclusion. as that community continues to mourn, president obama said in his "meet the press" interview that something fundamental in america has to change. >> the question then becomes, you know, whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes where it get a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and then it drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that -- that was the worst day of my presidency and it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> it hit close to home? >> yes. >> as we have seen, the tragedy of knuteson being felt by people far beyond that small connecticut town and moving them to respond in all kinds of ways. for one high school student in california, it was writing a poem about the shootings, but wh
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Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm EST
east coast. not welcome news to folks in new jersey, still reeling from hurricane sandy, and now stocking up for what's expected to be a big storm. tonight, new york governor andrew cuomo has activated the state's emergency operation center. he does not want to repeat certainly the fiasco, the power fiasco that followed hurricane sandy. meanwhile, across the upper state, we're looking for as much as 15 inches of wind-driven snow. natalie, back to you. >> all right, mike seidel in buffalo, new york. thanks, mike. >>> at the airport, as mike just reported, lots of cancellations and delays on the boards. nbc's katy tur is at new york's laguardia airport. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, natalie. as you know, the day after christmas is one of the busiest travel days of the year. and now it is one of the most grueling. here at laguardia airport, more than 100 flights have been cancelled, and across new york city area airports, delays can reach nearly three hours long. across the country, much of the same, as the storm is felt from coast to coast. nationwide, more than 1,400 fl
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
over the last few weeks. not much rain around here since sandy blew through. most of november was quite dry. our total for the month, just a trace. we're at almost pvents 6 of an inch. the yearly total is almost five inches below normal for the year. high temperatures today occurred just before 1:00. between midnight and 1:00 we were on the warm side of that front and the 51 degree low is the current temperature for the day. it is getting chillier. temperatures are down into the low and mid 40's. low 50's and you can kind of see the cold area coming in. 30's in oakland. 35 downtown. clear skies, northwest wind at 5 miles per hour and the sun went down a few minutes ago. 50's around here right now and it gets chillier as you head into cleveland. that is where the air is coming from. the core of the cold will pass far to our north as high pressure moves on by and on friday, the next warm front will actually be coming our way. this warm front is significant. look at the temperatures 68 in denver right now. it is going to be chilly for a couple of days, it is only for a couple of days
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
sandy weapon through. a slight risk of a sprinkle on saturday and sunday and the rain chances go up with a cold front arriving next monday. >> that's it for us tonight. >> "nightly news" with brian williams is next. don't forget the monument
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
from a murderous rampage. police say he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary and shooting 20 schoolchildren and six female educators. gun sales are on the increase. according to maryland state police, and in november there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed. >> we are projecting over 8200 purchase applications for december to be processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed and at the end of 2012, state police project at least 62,000 will be handled. troopers will not speculate on why, but some reasons are apparent. the holiday season, high-profile crimes, and lawmakers who advocate measures to change on lot. >> i think when people see school children slaughtered, they get the message that something has to change. that is our hope. >> according to fbi crime statistics, last year maryland had 398 murders. to hundred 62 were committed by people using firearms. 260 to happen by way of handguns. 3 by unknown firearms. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put an armed police
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Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
little girl, and josephine gay was killed days after her seventh birthday inside of sandy hook elementary school. the family said she will be remembered for her sense of humor and love of the baltimore ravens. mourners were asked to wear purple today. josephine had been diagnosed with autism. a fund has been set up through her name. you can donate to the address on your screen. be sure to specify your contribution is in her memory. donations have poured into shoulder the pain of the shooting. the united way has collected more than two and a half million dollars for the memorial fund and private fund-raisers have collected hundreds of thousands more to pay for memorial services. the town has also seen a stream of toys and food donations but the united way is asking people to stop sending toys and do charitable work or make a monetary donations. the debate over gun control continues in light of that tragedy. one of the latest issue was placing armed guards in schools. some are taking it a step further. lawmakers in 10 states are considering laws that would allow teachers to carry
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
superstorm sandy was the biggest response in five years. let's check in with another busy man, meteorologist tony pann. >> things will quiet down for the rest of the weekend. partly cloudy skies in baltimore. 37 at the airport. stay tuned. we will >> now the forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> the winter weather advisories have been cancelled. the map is lit up in the northeast part of the country. our little snowstorm has turned into a big snowstorm in the northeast part of the country. several inches of snow around boston already. they will pick up close to a foot in connecticut, massachusetts, in the higher terrain. the storm exploded when it got past baltimore. we got clipped by it as it was developing offshore. precipitation was held off several hours for us. that kept the amounts down significantly. we did not start the snow until 10:00 in the area when we expected it to come in at 4:00. that cut back on the totals. the skies are clearing. the wind is picking up. it will be a breezy night. the breeze will stay with us through tomorrow. 23-mile gusts in frederick. t
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
that any delay could rattle already fragile markets. >> two weeks after the tragedy at sandy hook elementary, the topic of gun-control has heated up at the state and federal levels and as talk of legislative action increases, so do gun sales. then sales have spiked across the nation as people are buying guns that are now legal but may not be if new legislation passes. maryland is no exception. there were 7200 applications in november, but following the shooting, those numbers do to be spiking. >> we do not have part numbers for december but we believe we are looking at over 8200 purchase applications. >> in 2011, more than 46,000 purchase applications were processed. by the end of the year, police protect 62,000 will be handled. a man remains in a coma after being beaten at a home in west baltimore. authorities found steven pearson beaten unconscious on mcculloh street. he had gone to give an estimate on some contract work when he went missing. >> all i know is that they rob him. it is wrong what they did. i hear about this stuff on the news but i never thought it would come to my
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Dec 29, 2012 5:00am EST
and quebec. >>> a $64.4 billion emergency spending package for victims of super storm sandy sailed through the senate with the backing of democrats but it faces opposition in the house where republicans say they favor a smaller version. sandy battered the east coast in late october and was the most costly natural disaster since hurricane katrina in 2005. the request was made earlier by the obama administration to help clean up debris, rebuild flooded buildings and cover other expenses. >> going straight from the hurricanes into snow. >> we are again. >>> children can be victims of identity theft. how the state is leading the nation in the fight to protect your kids. >>> holiday lights put many of us in the holiday spirit. how one man is using his elaborate lawn decorations to help who he calls the forgotten children. >>> the snow is on the way, but it may take a little longer to get here. i'll explain why in your insta weather plus forecast coming up. >> now your 11 insta weather plus forecast. >> and take a look outside right now. no snow in downtown baltimore yet. just chilly tho
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Dec 7, 2012 3:00am EST
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Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
ahead. >> it has been just two weeks since the tragedy of sandy hook elementary in connecticut. a teenager in california wrote a poem to express her feelings saying she understood how it could happen and it got her suspended from school. we'll get her reaction coming up >>> we'll also hear from the 29-year-old surfer that used his fists and his board to save his life when a shark kept coming at him again and again. >> scary story. >>> later on, we'll switch gears and look back at the year in pop culture, from the rise of honey boo boo to the unlikely bop lairity of that catchy tune, gang ham style. >> slightly popular, wasn't it? >>> we begin with the race in washington to fist fiscal cliff deadline including a preview of david gr david gregory's exclusive interview. we begin with kristen welker. >> the house is back in session and they could announce a deal as early as this afternoon. many saying this entire episode represents a lack of leadership on both sides of pennsylvania. with less than 48 hours until the tax hikes and spending cuts take effect, florida small business owner
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
days of october, superstorm sandy pounded the east coast. ocean city was the hardest hit in our area. the 2012 election is one for the history books. president barack obama won a second term as president, and here in maryland, an historic day for same sex marriage. starting january 1, those couples can legally wedd. we go into 2013 much as we started 2012, hoping for a super bowl. >> the world did not end on december 21, so it looks like we all better get ready for a busy 2013. >> there is a lot going on tonight in the baltimore area as we get ready to ring in the new year. >> the region's largest fireworks display will kick off with the annual new year's eve spectacular. folks are starting to gather at the inner harbor for all the activities. captain roy taylor is over the area right now. what you folks need to know before they try to get richer ibefore they try to head downtown? >> it is starting to build and is building rapidly. a lot of the cars coming in here appear to be headed to local restaurants. the have not begun to bring in the barges yet for were the fireworks will be se
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Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
businesses are gone because of hurricane sandy, and also 70% to 80% of the residents cannot come home. so they're just trying to do their best to just get it back up and running and we're just trying to bring attention to it. >> you're nice to do that. >> we understand with a fan video, actually, that led to you getting involved. >> yeah, a girl named charlotte who is a 10-year-old girl from new jersey and, you know, new jersey, new york, huge parts of our lives as musicians that have given us this chance. so we owe it to them. >> doing great work. meanwhile, your career, man, you guys are doing incredibly well. you really are. >> welm, we're pretty amazing. >> that's what happens. >> you do say so yourself. it's always good to have you here, pat. >> always good to be here. >> all right. have a good holiday. >>> mr. roker, we'll have much more ahead, but first, let's go inside, natalie's got a check of the headlines. >>> u.s. officials tell nbc news that the syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people as president assad's regime is on the brink of collap
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
miles per hour. this is 50 at sandy point. a little delay at the toll plaza. watch for some slow going in general around the area. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> you mentioned that the roads are wet. the temperatures are above the freezing mark. that means it is not a sheet of ice. be careful. 37 degrees at the airport. 34 in gaithersburg. closer to the freezing mark in westminster. north and west of the city, the potential for some black ice. near 40 degrees today. temperatures will basically hold steady. flurries ending in southern pennsylvania. increasing wind. >> good morning. how many players will play this weekend at how many will not? there is a misconception among the fans that they all will sit. they will play to win because they live for the competition. john harbaugh will sit some of his starters. there is a playoff berth on the line. >> once you start something, you have to finish it. our goal was to control the division. we did our thing with cleveland and split with pittsburgh. you want to sweep them and you are 2-0. >> ray rice 1 of 6 ravens to play in the pr
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Dec 29, 2012 6:30pm EST
for reconstruction after hurricane sandy. the bill provides more than $60 billion to help areas devastated by the storm but it is not a done deal just yet. the house still has to vote on the package. >>> and now to the other big story we're following, another winter blast moving through the northeast tonight bringing up to a foot of snow in some places. the weather channel's julie martin is at laguardia airport here in new york. julie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, kate. well, another winter storm for thousands of travelers making their way home from the christmas holiday to ring in the new year. today a winter storm moved quickly northeast dumping snow from the ohio valley up through parts of new england. the storm did not bring with it blockbuster snowfall but it was a quick hitter that came down hard and fast, forcing some commuters to get creative. >> by ski and then by bus later. >> reporter: stranding others. >> once the snow starts, until the plows come by, you're pretty much stuck. >> reporter: the low visibility on highways caused several car accidents and pr
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Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
in the wake of the sandy hook massacre. one year in review from the shooting on the first day of school in perry hall to the stunning performance of michael phelps and the olympics. we look at the highest and lowest moments in 2012. now, you're maryland lottery pick 3 and pick 4 numbers. ♪ ♪ >> ♪ ♪ ♪ >> 832 1-1-0-3. >> the pick 4 number is 11 03. >> how does the years they've looked? >> mostly dry and maybe a quick sprinkle or florid but tomorrow is a 30% chance of a wintry mix. we're not talking any accumulation. it gets colder by wednesday and a mere 44 the next couple of days. >> so much. we hope you have a safe and happy new year. thank you for joining us. >> be sure to watch again at 5:00. have a great today.
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Dec 25, 2012 11:00pm EST
attributing that to super storm sandy and the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff. >> in all, it appears retail sales grew at the weakest pace. dairy prices could double in just a few weeks. we are live in north baltimore to explain why. >> most people have heard about the fiscal cliff. for a lot of people, the so- called dairy cliff is new. the price of a gallon of milk could go up to about $8 a gallon. shoppers are taking a detail around the dairy aisle. prices could double if congress does not pass the farm bill by the end of the year. >> the old subsidy was based on the 1949 production process of milk production. >> according to a university expert, if lawmakers do not come to an agreement, washington will be forced to pay farmers based on very dated calculations. >> it would translate to about $8 per gallon some time after january 1. >> as lawmakers aha new york russell with the fiscal of, some shoppers are already suffering on milk. >> we have a son, and he likes it. i am not going to continue buying it. >> customers who could start gravitating toward moment milk could pose -- towa
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
-year-old sandy of oregon. he wants a wife and wants everyone to know it. he figures an unconventional approach may work a dent in his favor. he often forgets he is wearing the sign. >> i'd like to apply for your leftovers. of ladies? you're looking for a wide? >> oh, yes. >> the lucky lady must be older than 60, love books, and have a sense of humor he says he will bend on one roll. >> it a gorgeous 40 or 50 year- old came along and said i am too young but i want to do this, i would probably do it. >> he had been married three times and divorced three times but does not think that to be a red flag for potential companions. hopefully he will never after -- have to resolve differences like people in peru are accustomed to. a festival where people gather to settle a score at the end of the year. the fights are generally in good spirits competitors shaking hands and hugging after they pummel each other. the fights are apparently ranging from legal disputes to stolen lovers. >> my goodness. what if you did not like the way i did the weather. could you pick someboyd more suit
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
were up less than a % from last year. worries over the fiscal cliff and hurricane sandy disrupting shopping. don't forget to recycle the old devices you do not want. a 30% rise in e-waste. lawmakers headed back to washington tomorrow. stocks continued to fall on concern that time is running out. anger from instagram users may lead to a class action lawsuit. the move prompted the company to dial back the changes after so much backlash. i am ellen braitman with the bloomberg business report. >> 32 degrees at the airport. >> and extreme tale of making amends in helping struggling families. >> we have all done things we wish we could take back. >> one person is making amends for a deed done decades ago and helping families this holiday season. >> wait, wait, wait. this story does not start off cute and cuddly. it started off at a kmart with a grinch-like deed. this former thief madoff of close to $200 worth of merchandise. >> i thought that was the gra eat. >> it was bad that they stole but they sent a check apologizing for what they did. >> care bork also appreciated the apology and h
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00am EST
wrapping up. south on 97, 67 miles per hour towards 50. it is foggy at sandy point. 62 on the b-w parkway. so far so good on the rest of the major roadways. 83 at shawan road, 65 miles per hour. 67 as you make your approach to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> president obama will take his fiscal cliff plan on the road. >> this is a key week for negotiations. this comes one day after the president met one-on-one with john boehner. >> hallie jackson has the latest. >> the president and speaker boehner did talk yesterday. if there is a deal, they have to sell it to their respective parties soon. time is running out. this is video of the meeting yesterday. a big sticking point is higher taxes for the wealthy. president obama heading out on the road. he will be keeping pressure on republicans. >> when was the last time the president and speaker boehner met one on one? >> they have talked since the election and on the phone. they talked one-on-one last summer during talks for the debt ceiling. >> hallie jackson, thank you. in a recent survey, about two- thirds of shoppers
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Dec 23, 2012 10:00am EST
shooting at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut and the debate over gun control has been revived. here with us exclusively this morning, the man at the ten ter of that debate, the ceo and executive vice president of the nra, wayne lapierre. i want to get right to it. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> you proposed armed guards in school. we'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. you confronted the news media, you blamed hollywood and the gaming industry but never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. is that meaningful contribution, mr. lapierre, or a dodge? >> david, i said what i honestly thought and what hundreds of millions of people all over this country will believe will actually make a difference. i can't imagine a more horrible tragedy. we all have 5-year-olds in our family in some way. we all put ourselves in that situation and have tears in our eyes. the nra, we have 11,000 police training instructors, 80,000 police families, we're 4 million members and we set down and we said wh
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Dec 26, 2012 4:30am EST
gift. >> reporter: in the new york area where thousands are without homes because of hurricane sandy, volunteers are there. handing out toys, food and blankets at relief centers. >> for people to come out and help people, you can't put a price on that, you can't buy that. >> reporter: in places with direct tragedy, americans mark the day in their own ways while keeping those less fortunate in their thought 3s. >> when people are suffering, going through hardships, many, many people come to offer their help in whatever they can do. >> reporter: across the nations, americans attended church services and spent time with family and friends. at the mitchell ofling home, outside of chicago, even young members of the extended family said this christmas felt different. >> i just like being with my family not presents. it's just family what matters to me. >> ho, ho, ho, let's go! >> reporter: a day for giving and giving thanks for what we have every day. john yang, nbc news, chicago. >> and just ahead, jessica simpson's unique way of addressing pregnancy rumors. >>> plus supersize at the movi
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
shooting at sandy hook has raised questions about whether adequate mental health care is easily a sensible. access to mental health services is essential, but one expert says once a person gets too old for those services in school, he or she may slip through the cracks. >> there has been a reduction in the mental-health community. that whole system has become frayed and shredded over the years. there is no safety net in place. >> over the years, the profession has gotten better at diagnosing and prevention, but mental health issues are not always covered by health insurance. he adds that it often takes someone getting in trouble with the law for mental health services to become available. our report on mental health will be released to the legislature and the governor on december 31. we look good every angle of the gun control debate and the history of gun-control in this country and how the nra has supported politicians over the years in a special section of our web site -- wbaltv.com. >> before the -- on the morning of the shooting, top experts here in maryland for having a disc
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
. but this year, organizers say there was overwhelming interest in the wake of the sandy hook school massacre, many people said they wanted to buy assault rifles and high-capacity magazines before possible ban. >> say something should happen and we no longer have the right to guns. that means that somebody decided we will change the constitution. that's it starts the ball rolling on other things. >> the fbi reported a record 16.8 million background checks for guns this year. still ahead on 11 news, new york city's second subway murder this month. tonight, who police arrested for the latest crime and why they say it was a hate crime. plus, a plane runs out of landing strip in moscow and crashes onto a highway. we will have that story when we continue >> a plane ran out of runway and crashed onto a highway in moscow. broke into pieces and caught on fire. 12 crew members were on board. four of them were killed. investigators say initial indications point to pilot error. the latest subway murder in new york city was a hate crime. they charged a 31-year-old erik menendez. she is accused o
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Dec 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
" report, it is another night of struggle for all of the hurricane sandy victims, all over this part of the country. folks are still looking for homes and apartments to live in until they're back on their feet. they're getting help every day, they know what suffering is like because they have been there themselves. tonig tonight's stephanie gosk has more on first responders in new orleans, making a difference up north. >> reporter: starting the day after a hurricane is a physical and emotional job. firefighters from new orleans who lived through hurricane katrina six years ago remember it well. >> i know what the people up here are going through, they're like how am i going to get this? >> reporter: they also remembered that the new york fire department was on the door steps helping just days after the levees broke. this captain's house flooded up to the roof. >> that was the biggest thing. >> reporter: now the firefighters from new orleans want to repay the favor. >> any country, any state. it is a connection between the fire department. and new york is like our brother city. >> report
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
cliff to the ongoing con tro versus over the nra's recent comments following the sandy hook elementary strategy. a lot to discuss with david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." the president and congress have left town for the holidays. any chance they might come back early, any sense of a deal in the works? >> i think there is a deal in the works. it is just a smaller deal. they will be back next thursday. i have been talking to folks on capitol hill and the white house. i think they are going for a smaller deal that could put off some of the effects of the fiscal cliff and get a tax cut extension for those making $250,000 or less. wealthier americans would pay for. you would avoid the fiscal cliff for now. you kick the can down the road. this is washington dysfunction at its height but it would forestal the cliff >>> i wonder if we are seeing a change to speaker boehner that got his hand slapped by some members of his party. is there long-term damage here? >> the white house is that they don't have a real partner to negotiate with. republicans are facing a reality that
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